Having initially decided to give myself an extra day's rest after the exertions of my graduation run on Thursday I realised that I couldn't wait any longer for the adrenaline fix, and so I stepped out with Laura once more early this morning.
Wasn't quite sure what she had in store, except that it involved running to a beat - which I anticipated might be a problem for an unmusical non-dancer like me.
But to my surprise it was great. The beat was obvious and easy to follow, both walking and jogging. It made me go a bit slower than usual which is probably a good thing, as I tend to rush off and then more or less expire before the end, and I found that I settled into a rhythm right away and just carried along at a remarkably consistent pace. I barely noticed the transition from 150 to 155 but when it went to 160 it felt a bit like taking the brakes off (though that wasn't reflected in the pace).
And at the end I felt infinitely stronger than on the previous runs of week 9 when I had been pushing myself to reach 5k within the time.
All in all, very enjoyable and I finished it feeling really positive.
PS. In fact I felt so good that I then went for a long cycle ride through the pine forests. All grist to the 5x50 mill!